10 Under £10 – Best Budget Buys for Black Beauty

The range of high street beauty buys available for women of colour is slowly starting to improve. We highlight ten beauty buys under £10 that go easy on your pockets, without compromising on quality.

1.Maybeline – Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation, £5.99


This foundation has become an instant classic by Maybeline, offering flawless matte-like coverage on a par with high end brands. Available in an impressive 22 shades, there are more than a few options within the range for dark skin tones.

2.Mary Kay Concealer – Bronze, £7


Conceal dark circles and blemishes around the eye with this lightweight concealer that is a steal at under £10. Available in rich, dark tones, the product also evens out patchy complexions and is demagogically tested and suitable for sensitive skin.

3.Essence – Long Lasting Lipstick, £2.30


Proving you don’t always have to spend a lot of bang for quality makeup, these gorgeous lipsticks from Essence Makeup are insanely cheap, clocking in at an incredible £2.30 for a long-lasting lipstick. And better still, these formulas have a lot of staying power, and are available in a range of colours to complement dark skin tones such as plums, berries and red wine.

4.Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette – Cleopatra’s Kiss, £9.99


This gorgeous and versatile face and body highlighting palette provides shimmery, high-quality glow at a purse-friendly price. Packaged in a stunning gold compact case with a mirror and mini brush, the palette comprises of two velvety powders and two luxurious cream formulas, the bronzy tones being perfect for accentuating post-summer brown complexions.

5.B Makeup – Flawless Foundation Matte, £9.99


Superdrug recently relaunched its popular B Makeup range and as before, the range contains many options for dark skin tones. Flawless Foundation Matte offers medium coverage, and is designed to control shine. The perfect budget buy for those with normal or oily skin.

6.NYX – Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation, £6


Get a matte-finish and full coverage for under a tenner with Stay Matte But Flat Liquid Foundation by NYX. This luxurious formula is also oil-free with a mineral-rich formula that not only protects your skin but leaves you with around the clock coverage.

7.L’Oreal Paris—Baby Roll Mascara, £7.99


For mega glam voluminous curly lashes that hold all day, look no further than L’Oreal Paris Baby Roll Mascara. The elongated brush helps to lift lashes from the root resulting in eyes that look like they’ve been adorned by falsies.

8. Sleek – Eau La La Liner, £4.99


If you are seeking a highly-pigmented creamy eye pencil, look no further than Eau La La Liner by Sleek. This extremely long-lasting formula provides a dreamy soft finish and comes in the most luminous of colours. The pencil can be used for blending, smudging and defining.

9. B Lip & Cheek Tint – Berry Nice, £6.99


For a multi-tasking makeup bag must-have, we urge you to purchase The B Lip & Cheek Tint, a creamy textured, non-oily lip and cheek tint available in six rich shades that provide dark skin tones with a fresh dewy look.

10. Gosh Eye Xpression Urban Nature 003, £8.99


This gorgeous looking eye palette contains four matte-like colours that are perfect for autumn, and allows you to create a variety of looks. Creamy and soft in texture, it’s also easy to apply and provides durable wear.